Airfare to Florence, Italy
Perhaps the greatest art city in the world, Florence gave birth to the likes of Leonardo and Michelangelo as well as writers Dante and Machiavelli. Located in the heart of Tuscany, this oft-glorified city is home to the can’t-be-missed Uffizi Galleries, Duomo and, of course, the food that makes Tuscany famous.
Airfare to Florence will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Pisa, Italy, or Milan, Itlay. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Rome, Italy; Frankfurt, Germany or another major gateway city. Because there are more connecting flights within Europe on low budget airlines versus direct flights, you can save some cash. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Alitalia, based in Rome, is the national carrier. However, low cost carriers Easyjet, Ryanair, Transavia and HLX all fly into Pisa, another nearby airport. Florence is also served by many major European airlines as well.
The most expensive air tickets to Florence are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Pisa, Italy and traveling overland to Florence via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Florence, check out BootsnAll’s Florence Travel Guide.